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|Non-government organisations sign charter about sustainable environment|
On November 9, non-government organisations (NGOs), which are supported by the Belgian government and are present in Vietnam, signed a charter with the commitment to contribute to building a green environment for Vietnam. The signing occurred in the context that the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution, and waste are reaching alarming levels.
The participants included the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, the Belgian Embassy in Vietnam, Humanity & Inclusion, Live & Learn Vietnam, Oxfam in Vietnam, Plan International Vietnam, Rikolto Vietnam, Towards Transparency, VVOB Vietnam, and WWF Vietnam.
This action is part of Belgium’s long-term support during the past decades. One of the most widely used means of these NGOs is financial support. Notably, these organisations followed and implement sustainable targets in their sectors of interest, including agricultural goods, healthcare, and education, among others.
From 2018 to 2020, all Belgian-supported NGOs joined the co-operation scheme related to building a sustainable environment. The scheme was named “From green offices to the sustainable development of the entire environment”. These organisations learned and changed from the private and working habits of their staffs.
In the framework of the charter, the Embassy of Belgium also committed to reach the targets outlined in the charter.